Big Four dominate professional services globally

The Managing Partners’ Forum was established in 1995 and is “dedicated to enhancing leadership and the status of the management team in professional firms worldwide.” They recently released the inaugural Global 500, a ranking of the top 500 professional services firms in the world by fee volume. The Big Four are at the top of […]

Firm using Facebook to recruit in Toronto

I’ve grown a bit tired of Facebook lately. I think it’s because what originally was a torrent of friend additions has gradually slowed to a trickle. (I meet lots of new people through my job but I doubt they want the auditor on their Facebook!) It seems I’m not the only one who is questioning […]

Accounting news roundup

Congress wants financial reporting simplified for easier understandability. I can’t honestly say their desire for more regular updates on what the industry is doing to modernize itself is a bad thing, however. Seems like a good prod for the stiff collars at the helm. Here in Canada, there are rumors the federal government may tie […]

Movie stars and the IRS, Ban Ki Moon, and the Top 100 Places to Work

BeancounterBlog discusses the recent d├ętente between movie stars and the IRS. Seems the IRS feels all those really expensive gifts that celebrities get should be taxable, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association agrees. Celebs will now be “issued appropriate informational tax forms by the HFPA and will be responsible for satisfying their income tax obligations.” […]

Quit today, get hired back tomorrow

A recent story by the AP highlighted an interesting byproduct of the CA shortage – employees who leave their job at accounting firms are being actively recruited back to rejoin their former firm. Seems employers have realized that more often than not in the accounting business employees leave to explore different career options but leave […]